Before you read the rest of this article, it’s important to remind you that Ethan Ampadu has only just turned 17-years-old.
Ampadu made his debut for Exeter City as a 15-year-old, but he was poached by Chelsea earlier this year. Although the Blues and Exeter are yet to confirm any sort of fee agreement for his transfer, he is very much a Chelsea player.
Antonio Conte handed Ampadu his debut for the Premier League champions against Nottingham Forest in the Carabao Cup on Wednesday evening, and he wasted no time in putting on a show for the Stamford Bridge faithful.
Ampadu is the first ever player born in this millennium to play for Chelsea, but he could have you fooled. His first action after entering the field was crunching a Forest player.
He was already making waves in the warm-up. Ampadu was caught absolutely destroying Alvaro Morata as the subtitutes got ready for Wednesday’s game. Oh dear, Alvaro!